The PCIJ maintains a specialized collection on journalism, politics, current affairs and mass media. Its wide selection of journalism and mass media books cater to the needs of journalism and mass communications students and professional journalists.
More than a dozen Metro Manila newspapers are delivered to the library everyday. In addition, the PCIJ has a selection of provincial and community newspapers as well as regional publications and academic journals. The resource center has microfilm copies of the Bulletin Today (Manila Bulletin) from 1980-1986 and Philippine Daily Inquirer from 1986 to the present. The PCIJ library subscribes to the Ateneo periodicals index, a computerized index of articles from 238 newspapers, journals and magazines published in the Philippines and Asia. The index, which is in the Win ISIS format, is a handy reference for those researching on a particular issue or topic of current interest.
The PCIJ library also provides Internet access. In addition, it has hundreds of vertical files on topics ranging from overseas women workers to corruption and malnutrition. These files include registration papers and financial statements of over 300 Philippine companies and information on over 300 key personalities, ranging from Jose Almonte to Lucio Tan.
The library has other non-book materials such as videotapes, CD-ROMs, and an extensive collection of photographs dating back to the late 1980s.
Other research requests will also be entertained on a case-to-case basis. For a fee, the PCIJ Resource Center can access Commission on Audit reports, budget reports and reports on fund releases from the Department of Budget and Management, statements of assets of government officials, reports of campaign expenditures filed by candidates, and other kinds of primary documents.
The library also holds lectures for journalism students on such topics as investigative reporting and computer-assisted research. Interested parties may contact the PCIJ Training Desk for further information.
Film showings may also be scheduled for students and other interested groups and individuals. Featured films are those available at the PCIJ library.
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Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism